Dead White Lion at Karachi Zoo – Koran | Instant News

KARACHI: A rare white lion died at the Karachi Zoo on Wednesday, officials said.

Karachi Metropolitan Corporation spokesman Ali Hassan Sajid said that the lion had been ill for the past 13 days suffering from pulmonary TB, which was being treated by veterinarians but he was unable to recover and died of illness at 11am.

He said the lion was between 14 and 15 years old and was brought to the zoo from Africa in 2012. The spokesman said a team of veterinarians carried out an autopsy and gathered details about the disease and the cause of death.

“According to the vet, the lion also had pneumonia and his lungs stopped functioning,” he added.

Attorney Karachi Administrator Murtaza Wahab said he was saddened to learn of the death of a rare white lion species at the Karachi Zoo.

“Strict disciplinary action will be taken against the zoo’s management if any negligence is found after the cause of the lion’s death is revealed,” he said.

He directed the authorities to submit a report regarding the lion’s death.

In 2012, a new glass enclosure was built on the occasion of the arrival of the big cats so that residents who visited the zoo could see the lions in full.

Published in Dawn, November 25, 2021

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